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INTRODUCTION
Brandon: Hi everyone, I’m Brandon.
Engla: And I’m Engla!
Brandon: And welcome to Culture Class - Essential Swedish Vocabulary, Lesson 8! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Society and Culture. We’ve handpicked five examples of Swedish pop and traditional culture. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at SwedishPod101.com
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Brandon: Engla, what’s our first word?
Engla: Eurovision Song Contest
Brandon: Eurovision Song Contest
Engla: (slow) Eurovision Song Contest (regular) Eurovision Song contest
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat...
Engla: Eurovision Song contest
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
The Eurovision Song Contest is a music contest held in Europe, and it’s especially popular in Sweden. Every year it's one of the most watched TV programs in Sweden.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla: (normal) Sverige har vunnit Eurovision song contest fem gånger.
Brandon: Sweden has won the Eurovision Song Contest five times.
Engla: (slow) Sverige har vunnit Eurovision song contest fem gånger.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Engla: Dansband
Brandon: Dance band
Engla: (slow) Dansband (regular) Dansband
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat...
Engla: Dansband
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Dance bands are bands that make easy-to-dance-to music. Lots of older people enjoy this genre in Sweden. Usually the songs are happy and about love.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla: (normal) Dansband brukar ha namn med bokstaven Z i dem.
Brandon: Dance bands usually have names with the letter Z in them.
Engla: (slow) Dansband brukar ha namn med bokstaven Z i dem.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Engla: Stockholm Pride
Brandon: Stockholm Pride
Engla: (slow) Stockholm Pride (regular) Stockholm Pride
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat:
Engla: Stockholm Pride
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Pride is a festival for homosexual, bisexual, and transsexual people in Sweden. It's the biggest festival in the summer held every year.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla: (normal) Stockholm Pride avslutas alltid med en stor parad genom Stockholm.
Brandon: Stockholm Pride always ends with a big parade through Stockholm.
Engla: (slow) Stockholm Pride avslutas alltid med en stor parad genom Stockholm.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Engla: Kräftskiva
Brandon: Crayfish party
Engla: (slow) Kräftskiva (regular) Kräftskiva
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat...
Engla: Kräftskiva
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Crayfish parties are held in August. At these parties, Swedes eat crayfish and drink lots of alcohol such as snaps. It's also common to wear special crayfish hats.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla: (normal) På kräftskivor brukar folk bli väldigt fulla.
Brandon: At crayfish parties people usually get very drunk.
Engla: (slow) På kräftskivor brukar folk bli väldigt fulla.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the last word?
Engla: Fika
Brandon: Coffee break
Engla: (slow) Fika (regular) Fika
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat...
Engla: Fika
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Fika means to have coffee, tea, lemonade, and maybe something small to eat such as cookies, cake, or a sandwich. This is a common way to hang out in Sweden.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla: (normal) Fika är både ett verb och ett substantiv.
Brandon: Fika is both a verb and a noun.
Engla: (slow) Fika är både ett verb och ett substantiv.
QUIZ
Brandon: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Engla will give you the Swedish – please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Engla: Eurovision Song Contest
[pause]Brandon: Eurovision Song Contest
Engla: Dansband
[pause]Brandon: Dance band
Engla: Stockholm Pride
[pause]Brandon: Stockholm Pride
Engla: Kräftskiva
[pause]Brandon: Crayfish party
Engla: Fika
[pause]Brandon: Coffee break

Outro

Brandon: There you have it – five pop and traditional culture terms in Sweden! We have more vocab lists available at SwedishPod101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Engla: Hej då.

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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Which one of this lesson's activities would you like to watch when you go to Sweden?

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Tuesday at 3:19 pm
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Hej Ruba!


Ja, det tycker jag låter som en bra idé! :innocent:


Ja, vi kan säga "ätit" utan "har" innan. Och precis som du sa, så blir det lite mer informellt! Men du kan använda båda!


Ha det bra!

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ruba
Sunday at 11:55 pm
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Ja, du har rätt. Jag ska bara äta kräftor, utan att dricka.


Jag har en fråga: du sa (... dagen efter de ätit..), kan vi säga ätit utan (har) för att indikera till perfektformen? Är det informellt?


Tack sä mycket!


Ruba

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Saturday at 6:17 pm
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Hej Ruba!


Haha, ja, kräftskivor är jättetrevliga! Många svenskar klagar dock på att de får så ont i huvudet dagen efter de ätit kräftor! (Det kanske dock är spritens fel :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: haha Vad vet jag :innocent: )


Hoppas du hittar en fikapartner! :)


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ruba
Thursday at 8:22 pm
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Hej allihopa!


Det är absolut kräftskiva som jag vill titta på och försöka, eftersom jag älskar skaldjur! :sunglasses:

Jag vet att svenskarna älskar att fika, så kanske jag kan fika med en svensk i sverige.


tack och hälsningar!


Ruba